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Gm, Uaw Settle Two-Day Old Strike

Sat., Jan. 21, 1995, midnight

General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative deal Friday ending a two-day walkout at a parts plant, union officials said.

The deal would end the walkout by 6,800 workers at the AC Delco Flint East complex. The strike began Wednesday and by Friday had forced all or part of nine other plants to close.

Workers had walked off the job in a dispute over staff levels and outside contracting.

The agreement was announced by UAW Region 1-C Director Ruben Burks at a news conference late Friday. Officials gave no details and said they wouldn’t be released until Sunday, when Local 651 members vote on the deal.

Parts from the Flint complex are used in most new GM cars and trucks. When shipments from the complex stopped, the plants that rely on them began to topple.

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